disabled people need more.
The most important thing we can provide to the disabled and chronically ill is single-payer healthcare so they never have to worry again about how they will pay for their doctor's visits, medications, or equipment, like wheelchairs or oxygen machines, ever again. However, there are plenty of other ways that we can serve the disabled and their families that we can focus on.
More federal funding needs to be allocated into making our infrastructure completely ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant so that people with mobility disabilities have easy access to the resources they need. We need to empower our disabled brothers and sisters in their activism, careers, and lives to fulfill their full potential and educate those who do not see the worth and power in elevating them.
Caregivers of the disabled and chronically ill need more resources than they currently have. They need more access to training, support groups, and supplemental and emergency care resources. As a nurse, I know how taxing it can be on the human mind, body, and spirit to be a caretaker for the disabled and chronically ill that heavily rely on assistance. Most caregivers are family members who do not have any other choice than to care for their loved one and we need to do more to lessen their struggles and support their courage.
What We Can achieve...
- Increase Accessibility for our mobility disabled.
- Provide resources to caregivers.
- Make more opportunities available for disabled activists to spread their message and mission.
- Comprehensive healthcare to ease the burden on disabled and chronically ill people.
- Ensure that those with disabilities and chronic illness are treated with love, respect, and compassion.